Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Weekend

We had a wonderful Valentine's weekend!  Danny had to go out of town again for a coaching clinic, and we went with him this time.  Usually we go to one in Destin around this time, but this year it was Mobile.  Most wouldn't be too excited about that change, but I actually have never visited Mobile (I think I may have boarded a cruise ship there 10 years ago for my senior trip, but that doesn't count because I didn't see anything).  So I was pretty excited.

We went downtown to take Morgan to a children's museum, so it's no surprise that we ended up seeing a Mardi Gras parade. 

 For her Valentine's present, we took Morgan here:

This place is pretty much like the McWane Center in Birmingham.  She's been to the McWane Center, but she was barely six months old and obviously wasn't old enough to enjoy it (but my niece did!).  This time it was totally different!

This big guy was walking around the lobby.  I wasn't going to take my little ONE-year-old to see such a large animal that wasn't exactly pleasing to the eye, but she was so interested in him from afar; she was even yelling at him.  So I took her over.  And she touched his TEETH!

But when he turned his head and looked at her, and she realized that he wasn't just this still exhibit for her to touch...let's just say she didn't want to be his friend anymore. 

So the reason we went to this museum is because they have this exhibit for children ages 0-5. It's set up like a shrimp boat sailing the sea (small pretend boat with a sea of Chuck E. Cheese-like balls -- all blue, of course).

Like any child, Morgan was fascinated with the bigger kids. 

If you look closely at this pic, you'll see a tear that hadn't quite dried up from a few minutes earlier.  This was because we took her out of the balls so she could see other parts of the exhibit.  She was NOT happy.  Until she got on the slide. :)

She found some Legos.

In the Lighthouse

Back in the balls.

She wanted to get on the shrimp boat.  I wasn't going to let her at first because my child is so clumsy and carefree and there were just too many steps and places to fall off.  So of course when I realized how badly she wanted to get up there, we jumped aboard. I kid you not, no more than two minutes later, Morgan was trying to jump ship LITERALLY.  She was trying to climb off the side of the boat!  I would've gotten a picture if wasn't such a dangerous scene. LOL.

So we walked back down to get in the "ocean."

And she just did her own thing.

I was a little nervous about her in the lighthouse area because that's actually a step there.  I tried to be relax and let her do her thing, but of course she stood up and walked straight off the step onto some balls and bumped her head (not hard, but still)!

So we went to play with some puzzles.

And then it was time to go.  This picture isn't very clear, but I think you can tell what happened as we were leaving.  She was NOT happy.

Their feature exhibit was dinosaurs, so I felt we should at least check it out before leaving the museum.

While Morgan wasn't too fond of the dinosaurs, this is the only one I was afraid of.  And that's because he SPITS randomly!  It was too cold for water play!

And to end this post, I have to share with you some random silliness!  I'm sure I've mentioned how much Morgan loves music.  She loves to dance, and she loves looking in the mirror.  Put a musical toy, a mirror, and Morgan together, and it makes for some FUN-NY stuff!

Reaching down to play a song.

Dancing and looking at herself in the mirror!

HILARIOUS!  And just tonight when she didn't want to go to sleep (but was crazy sleepy -- you know how that is), I started singing Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star to her, which usually calms her down.  But tonight, she started singing it back (her own little version, anyway) instead of going to sleep!  LOL!  She's growing so fast!

I hope everyone has a good week!  Mine will be extra busy, so I'm hoping to manage my time well and get plenty of rest! :)


  1. Look like you guys enjoyed Mobile. What a fun place for children!! Glad you guys had a great weekend!!

  2. Looks like a blast! Love the pictures. The mirror ones are awesome! :)


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